The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.
“The American Revolution, Part Two” lecture is part of Barrington Hall's popular Wednesday Evening Lecture series and will be held on Jun 19 in the barn activity room of Barrington Hall. This lecture is part of a four week series. The speakers are George Thurmond and Bob Sapp of the Sons of the American Revolution. The other dates for parts three and four are June 26 and July 3 respectively. The lectures are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The doors to the barn activity room open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. $5.00 is the suggested admission. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Call 770-640-3855 to make your reservations. Barrington Hall is located at 535 Barrington Dr. in Roswell, GA 30075.